Subject: Re: [boost] Community Maintenance Team and neglected libraries
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-15 21:59:14
On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]>wrote:
> On 4/22/2014 12:29 PM, Ben Pope wrote:
>> In case you haven't heard of the CMT:
>> I'm also interested in getting the test results less yellow and more
>> green, I don't have a lot of time, I'm sure I'm not alone.
>> There are quite a few places where the library code is probably fine,
>> but the failure is in the test itself, the fix is often simple and
>> Without picking on any particular library or author, here are some
>> * Link the tests with boost::system
>> * Merge existing fixes in develop to master
>> * Fight with casts
>> * Disambiguate a type
> These refer to system, MPI, utility, and assign. None of these are in the
> list of libraries which the community maintenance team has write acces to
> apply fixes.
> Hopefully the developers who do have write access to these libraries will
> look at the issues involved.
Right, but what we are now saying is that if the maintainers for those
libraries don't respond, the submitters can ask on the CMT mailing list (
http://lists.boost.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/boost-maint) for a response.
The CMT may concentrate on pull requests initially, but as they gear up
then other forms of support requests will be dealt with by the CMT but only
when there is no response from a library maintainer.
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